Kathmandu, Aug 31: Dispute surfaced between Department of Education and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) on sharing of responsibility regarding curriculum design, examination conduction and monitoring and management.
The government has adopted a policy to incorporate technical and vocational education up to higher secondary level.
The School Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) considered grade up to 12 as secondary level while students willing to pursue technical education can also opt for it from grade 9.
It is learnt that schools across the country have been offering technical courses based on CTEVT-tailored curriculum for class 9 and 10. However, it is not still clear under which curriculum grade 10 passing out students will be taught.
Speaking at an interaction programme organized here today by Basundhara-based Active College on ‘Challenges of Education Sector’, CTEVT Examination Controller Shiva Shankar Ghimire said the ‘Education Act’, which is under amendment process, is supposed to address all the issues.
“It is learnt that the education department has entrusted Curriculum Development Centre with responsibility to design curriculum for grade 11 and 12. But, the role of the CTEVT is not clear to this effect”, he added.
On the occasion, education expert Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya noted it would be hasty to draw conclusion that the entire education system has been dysfunctional in light of misconduct of some individuals.
College’s founder Chairperson Dr Gopilal Neupane stressed the need to internalize recommendations of Education Ministry and its subordinating agencies for education sector reform